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Playing the Race Card Against the McCain Ad

Newsday blogger John Riley accuses the McCain campaign of sending out anti-miscegenation signals in its ad, saying that Britney Spears and Paris Hilton were chosen as top celebrities because they are “two sexually available white women.” Ross Douthat pushes back against this nonsense: “For many people, comparing Obama to Tiger Woods or David Beckham or J.K. Rowling would be a compliment. Whereas the whole point of picking Britney and especially Paris Hilton is that they’re figures of ridicule, famous primarily for being famous and widely derided as embarrassing airheads who only exist to feed the paparazzi machine.”

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